The R&D Ecosystem is a set of institutions and realities that interact by creating, through research & development, the powerful synergies aimed to boost the innovation in the Emilia Romagna Region. MISTER is located at different latitudes of the R&D Ecosystem: it is accredited to the High Technology Network, which brings together industrial research and technology transfer laboratories and innovation centers. The High Technology Network has been designed to build a large regional infrastructure to promote the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge.
MISTER Smart Innovation is responsible for the management of the Tecnopolo Bologna CNR, which is the companies’ privileged access point to industrial research laboratories. The CNR Tecnopolo Bologna also includes the ProAmbiente Laboratory and a range of companies and startups established in the innovation accelerator within the CNR Research Area of Bologna. The Tecnopolo, with 2 offices (Bologna, Parma) and a total area of 6000sqm, is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and also includes spaces for dissemination, demonstration and information activities.
MISTER Smart Innovation is also a partner of four CLUST E-Rs: Mech, Health, Innovate and Create. The CLUST E-R is a platform meant to connect different realities to exchange ideas, proposals and points of view with the intention to:
1) raise awareness on a greater focus on the strategic priorities of the S3;
2) promote a more effective dialogue with companies;
3) build a greater integration between laboratories, innovation centers and the production system;
4) coordinate research and innovation policies with those for professional training, internationalization and entrepreneurial development to strengthen production systems.